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Captains Newsletter: April 2022

On behalf of Lady Captain Julie Hanmer-Price and myself, we wish to thank those that supported The Captain’s “Drive Ins” on Saturday.

It was lovely to see so many members either playing or watching the dazzling display that was put on by Vice Captains, Sue Falcus and Mick McHugh. You could say that the proceedings went off with a bang! Both Captains having to drive off with older clubs and exploding golf balls! Our actual drives were on the fairway, with a combined yardage of 317yds. The “Guess the Combined Yardage” went to past Captain Nigel Davies who guessed 318 yds.

Congratulations to the winner of the Ladies Drive in Nicola Bowen with a score of 33pts and to Anthony Norris with an incredible 43pts winning the Men’s Drive In.

Weather was cool but bright and the course was, and is, in fantastic condition, so a massive thanks to Mark and team who worked so tirelessly on Friday to make the course so great.

This brings me to remind members that to keep the course so well there will be course maintenance work taking place beginning on April 11th for the week. Please allow the green staff to continue with their work without hindrance and if necessary move to the next hole to continue with your round.

Those that are in various knockout competitions will see the various draws on HDID, which are to be played within those dates, so please make sure these are played which will allow the competitions to progress without any hiccups. Seniors have their draws inside the tally cabinet and again, please play by the allotted dates.

April sees the introduction to the dreaded white tee markers, denoting the start of the playing season. There will be an abundance of competitions and chances to represent the Club in the coming months so please support these and you may be victorious and have a trophy together with your name on the honours boards.

Our aim this year will be to have members support the club and those that help provide a great service to all of us. Josh, Russ and Andy, in reception, Ben in the shop, who has a fantastic display of goods to purchase at good prices.  Our coaching staff, Gareth James, Richard Edwards, Steve Priest and Rhodri Fieldhouse, who have all the equipment and knowledge to improve your game.

Not forgetting Hayley, who not only supplies us with good food but also a bar service. It would be great to see more members use the clubhouse and get that buzz back that we used to have before the lockdowns. This is the place to get to know other members, enjoy some banter and a coffee or pint or two!

Lastly if anyone has ideas on how to improve the social side of the club I would be interested to hear their views or any other ideas. This is YOUR club so let’s have your views on what you would like to see happen if possible.

Don Wraight

Club Captain